This annual December event welcomes tens of thousands to participate in the 26.2 mile foot race that begins in Waikiki and finishes at historic Diamond Head. Considered one of the most highly attended marathons in the country, the route provides runners with the chance to travel along the spectacular coast on beaches, through parks and past monuments. Watching the event costs nothing, but participating requires an entrance fee.

  • Honolulu, Hawaii in Honolulu, HI

For a week every January, golf fans gather to watch over 140 of the most recognized professional golfers on the planet compete during this leg of the PGA Tour. The charitable event raises millions of dollars for local non-profit public organizations. In addition to observing the professional golfers, spectators have the chance to enjoy some of the most beautiful areas in the city.

  • work P.O. Box 8494 Honolulu, HI 96830 Map It in Honolulu, HI

This extravagant weekend May event not only celebrates the cultures and heritage of the islands, but also invites people from Alaska and as far away as Okinawa to share traditions with locals and visitors. Athletes, dancers, musicians and other artists demonstrate their talents and traditions through arts and crafts, food, music and live demonstrations. All people representing the Asia-Pacific region come to learn about and share each other's customs, history and traditions. The festivities also include a Grand Parade through Waikiki.

The week long event takes place at the beginning of April and was created in commemoration of King David Kalakaua who believed in perpetuating native island arts, language and traditions. Part of the celebration evolves around the traditional hula dance. During the week, locals and guests alike have the chance to watch dancers perform the beautiful and ages old art of ex<x>pression. Other festivities include a hula competition, arts and crafts displays and offerings of islands foods. The event culminates in a grand parade down main street.

  • Sangha Hall 398 Kilauea Avenue Hilo, HI 96720 in Hilo, HI

Islanders come together for a three day weekend each April for the purpose of celebrating the culture and heritage of all the islands in addition to the beauty of the location. Over 100 artisans offer demonstrations and present their crafts, food vendors provide a host of native cuisine and live performances entertain audiences young and old. During the event, prizes are awarded every hour. For a true taste of Polynesian culture, this is a must see event.

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